James M. Cox: Dynamic and Assertive Portrait Badge. This is one of the better Cox items, not, as Vice Presidential candidate Franklin Delano Roosevelt complained, "One of those damn Cox-Sure buttons!" It is an 1¾" celluloid real photo picture pin of Ohio Governor James Middleton Cox. He was running against Ohio Senator and former Governor Warren G. Harding. So, one way or another, the next president was going to be from Ohio! It has the original National Equipment Company of New York back paper and an attached 2" x 5" silk ribbon which is inscribed "Why! Ohio Casts Her 48 Votes for James M. Cox". The ribbon has fraying and pulls and has been neatly backed with acid-free archival linen tape. The button is in excellent condition. This badge is a souvenir of the 1920 Democratic National Convention held in San Francisco. It was obtained by Mrs. Francis Parkinson who attended the convention and was active in New Jersey politics. Cox looks very presidential in this portrait, but that wasn't good enough to get him elected.

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